An extraordinary session of the OSCE is underway in Vienna at this hour with reports that there has just been a decision to send 100 civilian monitors to Ukraine.
The German chancellor has said lifting EU sanctions on Russia is off the table until a "real ceasefire" is achieved in Ukraine. The bloc introduced the measures after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
For four years, sanctions have prohibited EU companies from offering services to tourists in Crimea. However, booking.com still has hotel reservations there for business travelers. Is the company skirting sanctions?
In an exclusive interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Austrian Foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl, discussed migrants, the rule of law in Europe and Vienna’s relationship with Moscow.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has received Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first bilateral visit to Germany since 2014. Their agenda listed Ukraine, Syria and piped gas for Europe but she dampened expectations.
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